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    Re: More "Funny Honey"

    I could have told them that would happen. Several years ago I figured out that the bees were raiding my hummingbird feeders, which used a red colored solution. I was quite surprised when I first...
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    Correcting some misconceptions in this thread:

    A way of controlling flavor and residual sugar without 'back-sweetening' is by calculating the amount of honey vs. the type of yeast used- using...
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    Re: Question about oxygen / de-gassing

    In the *secondary* for a year? :eek:

    I wouldn't have let it go that long, I'd have racked to a tertiary after 3 months or so.
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    Re: Multi berry melomel question

    I add my berries immediately, before pitching the yeast, and warm. I don't use a mesh bag, they just go straight in.

    In my opinion, adding the berries so late in the process (and especially cold)...
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    Re: Prevent swarming,queen cells

    Why are you leaving nucs to get to the point that they go into swarm mode?
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    Re: Low Population in NUCs

    Were-bees? They only turn into bees when there is a full moon? What are they when they aren't bees?



    No different than any other livestock people keep.
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    Re: Question about quick inspection

    And especially from clumsy newbies. I was taught to look on the near side of the next frame still in the box, before examining the frame in my hands- the queen may run from frame to frame as they are...
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    Re: requeening

    [QUOTE=enjambres;1630107]...Honey crop for this hive, this year is probably in jeopardy, anyway. But survival is not, yet. Up here I am an atypical beginning teacher because I emphasize the need to...
  9. Re: what is killer bee honey like compared to store bought honey?

    Sure. Like me sitting on my roof with an M-60 and picking off cars passing by on the road and claiming it was 'defensive' because they were 'disturbing' me.
  10. Re: Age Old Question, What to Do with All this Honey!

    Absolutely! What doesn't sell, you turn into booze. Booze sells (just don't let the Federales catch you selling it)...or drink it yourself and stop buying that second-hand Clydesdale water called Bud...
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    Re: Bees swarming

    No.
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    Re: My bees have kidnapped my backyard!

    Sheesh, this crap again. All of my bees and queens have come out of Georgia, this little fact has not caused me any losses, even here in ME when the temps routinely drop to -25 or more in Winter and...
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    Re: Hands sting....gloves not cutting it.

    I use the leather gloves with the long arms (Bucko?). Goatskin? Dunno. I bought them in 2011. I have no issues feeling the bees through them, but I tend to move slowly and gently when grasping a...
  14. Thread: Ticks!!!

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    Re: Ticks!!!

    Had a tick latch onto me last year, had the [bright] idea to kill it first by filling a shot glass with alcohol (not the good stuff) and cupping it over it, with the thought in mind that, being dead,...
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    Re: Ownership of a swarm.

    No, I enjoyed it too. I'm not a lawyer...but I've played one in court a few times, as well as some other governmental proceedings...and won about 95% of the time. Even got one lawyer (who was...
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    Re: 2 Week Old NUC, No Evidence of Queen

    When taking frames with eggs, you *know* that the queen has been there very recently, and may still be on that frame, be very sure she is not.
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    Re: Combining Swarm With Original Hive

    Why waste a good queen? You just got a nuc you didn't have to pay for, use it.
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    Re: Swapping Nuc into existing hive

    According to my guru, your plan has the highest rate of success for new queen introductions. This was a topic of discussion during the latest course. Go for it.
  19. Re: Catching my own swarms: two for two and all is well (but questions)

    Failed swarm, queen didn't make it? A frame of brood might have helped.
  20. Re: Not entirely sure what else I can do to prevent winter losses.

    What type of bees did you have? Italian? Carniolan? Russian? Hybrid? Something else?

    Did you see any signs of Nosema?

    Did you insulate your hives?
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    Re: Behind on treatment

    Seven days between treatments may be less effective than desired. Some adult mites may remain phoretic for as little as 3 or 4 days, indicating the need for a shorter interval since it is not...
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    Re: OAV treatment in honey producing hive

    I have been using MAQS since 2011 and I have never, I repeat, NEVER, lost a queen while using it (nor any time reasonably afterward where it could be considered to be a factor). I may be a bad...
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    Re: ????Unanswered questions about bees????

    The (1976) article is blocked by a paywall, the source seems to have some 'issues' with reliability; however, the abstract provides enough information to indicate that the diet fed to the larvae was...
  24. Re: Using the word "Organics" on your honey label

    Sure. And the Earth is flat, there is a leprechaun at the end of the rainbow who will give you a pot of gold if you catch him, and the secret inner circle of the Masons is taking over with a New...
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    Re: new package last years woodenware.

    I would put 4 frames of drawn comb in the center, one frame of honey to each side, and fill the gap between the honey frames and the brood frames with two of the partially drawn frames on each side....
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